Crossfield News 02/04/2020

Open PTO Meeting Tonight at 6:15 P.M.

Join us as we welcome special guest Ann Dolin. She will be presenting “Elementary Excellence: Simple Steps to Help Your Child Become an Independent Learner".


Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Report Cards sent home in Tuesday Folders

Tuesday, Feb. 4 - PTO Open Meeting/Guest Speaker Ann Dolin, 6:15-8 PM

Friday, Feb. 7 - 6th Gr. to visit Carson MS

Friday, Feb. 14 - Crossfield Gives Back

Monday, Feb. 17 - Schools Closed/Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day

Friday, Feb. 21 - Crossfield Talent Show 6-8:30 P.M.

Monday, Feb. 24 - 6th Gr. (Edwards/Heffron) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - 6th Gr. (MacRae/Vu) National Portrait Gallery Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Oakton Pyramid Digitial Citizenship Expo at Crossfield ES at 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, March 3 - Student Holiday

Friday, April 3 - End of Third Quarter

Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10 - Spring Break

Monday, April 13 - Student Holiday

Monday, April 13 - Rising Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 A.M.

NOTE: WIDA ACCESS (assessment for English Learners) will be given to eligible students between January 21 - March 12, 2020

Rockets Coding in the Library!

Yes! Many thanks to the Crossfield PTO for the Learning Resources Coding Mice! Our students used coding to develop sequencing, fine motor skills, and critical thinking.


Digital Citizenship

4th Annual Oakton Pyramid Digital Citizenship Expo!

Crossfield ES will be hosting a Digital Citizenship Expo on Tuesday, February 25. Join us from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. If you are interested in coming, please fill out this parent interest form.

There will be child care for children ages 5-10 years old.

Wow! Has it already been a year since our last "Crossfield Gives Back" Day in 2019?

Remember how much fun our students had and what a wonderful feeling it is to "give back" to our community?


Crossfield Gives Back

Crossfield Gives Back, February 14

On Friday, February 14th, we will be participating in “Crossfield Gives Back"— a day of giving where all students will prepare, sort and pack over 500 weekend food packs of snacks and meals for food insecure students across Fairfax County. These packs will be distributed by Food for Others.
Over the next few weeks, our 6th graders will be sharing information on food insecurity through poster campaigns and on the WCES morning news. Teachers will be discussing food insecurity with their classes at morning meetings. Please ask your students about those discussions and what their class is doing to give back. 

We are asking for the help of our Crossfield Community in providing the foods for these packs (oatmeal, granola bars, etc). You can sign up to donate food and to help our students with their day of giving here:

Please share this link for food donations far and wide (neighborhoods, churches, local friends and family). This is an ambitious effort, but we know we can do it. Let’s show the love, Crossfield! Together, we can help fellow students in our community. 


Kindergarten Registration

Crossfield ES is accepting rising kindergarten student registrations for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Registration is by appointment only. Please call 703.295.1117 to schedule a date and time with our registrar, Mrs. Kathy Theis.
  • Registration packets can be picked up from the school office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • The enrolling parent should bring completed registration forms, required documentation, and their rising kindergarten child with them to register. We would like to have most of our rising kindergarteners registered before orientation (April 13, 2020 at 9:30 A.M.)

Box tops

Spring Box Tops for Education

Our Spring Box Tops for Education submission is right around the corner. Every Box Top earns the school free money. 
What can you do to help?
1. Continue to scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase! So far this school year, we have earned over $620 between scanned and clipped Box Tops. 

2.Send your traditional clipped Box Tops into school on the Box Tops sheet in this week’s Tuesday folder or place them in a baggie with your teacher’s name on it by Tuesday February 11th. Please include all Box Tops which expire before 11/1/2020!  
Please email any questions to Mindy Scardamalia and Stacey Bettarelli at

Hand washing

"Stay Healthy. Wash Your Hands!"

Fairfax County School Health Promotion

Germs are everywhere! Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading. When kids come in contact with germs, they can become sick just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once they are ill, it is usually just a matter of time before the rest of the family gets sick. When your family is healthy, you don’t need to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

For effective handwashing, follow these simple steps: wet, lather, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, dry. It takes time for children to build handwashing skills. Your child may need reminders when to wash their hands, like after using the restroom, playing outside, coughing, sneezing, or before eating. When taught early, handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit. Children learn by modeling behaviors of adults. When you make handwashing part of your routine, you set an example for your children to follow.

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